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Today's Sports

  • LaFollette, Jacksboro to meet...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    One of LaFollette’s maxims may be to play for 32 minutes, but they only needed eight last Thursday night.

    Five first quarter fumbles led to five Owl scores in the first round of the middle school playoffs at LaFollette Middle School. By the end of the first quarter, the Owls led 38-0, before defeating the Bulldogs of Soldier’s Memorial 38-16.

  • Doin' what hasn't been...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    If the ink pen isn’t out of ink, it has to be close after Friday night's editing of the Cougars' record book.

    Campbell County football records were altered 10 times during the Cougars game with the Halls Red Devils, as Campbell County found the victory, 55-20.

    That score ranks high, as the 55 points is the most scored by any Campbell County team. The most before that point came last season as the Cougars defeated Halls 49-35.

  • Cross-country teams compete well...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    For the past eight years, the middle school and elementary school cross-country teams have had someone in the state race.

    With a much more competitive field this season, they didn’t disappoint again as 16 total runners ran in the middle school and elementary school races on Saturday.

  • Cougar cross-country competes

    The Campbell County cross-country teams competed in the Cove Lake Invitational last Thursday. The top two girls in the county were Michaela Thomas who finished sixth place. Jellico's Olivia Veach finished an impressive 11th out of the 63 competitors in the race. Also participating was Venessia Troxell of Jellico and Chelsey Kennedy of Campbell County. The Cougars' Ben Vinsant hit a personal record for the season, finishing with a 19:33. That time was good enought for 18th. Ryan Middleton also turned in a personal best on the course.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Oak Ridge...

    When: Friday

    Where: Campbell County High School; L. Hope Dossett Stadium

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

    Records: Oak Ridge (8-1, 7-0 District 3-AAA) at Campbell County (3-6, 2-5)

    Previous meeting: Last season, Campbell County fell hard in Oak Ridge. The Wildcats took the District 3-AAA meeting 42-7 over the Cougars.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Oneida at...

    When: Friday

    Where: Jellico High School; Bill Humphreys Field

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

    Records: Oneida (8-1, 5-0 District 4-A) at Jellico (1-8, 1-4)

    Previous meeting: Last year, the Indians defeated the Blue Devils in Oneida. In 2011, Oneida took the District 4-A meeting by a decisive 47-0 score.

  • Sports News 10-25-12

    Youth basketball coaches meeting

    A youth basketball coaches meeting will be held tonight, Thursday Oct. 25 at the LaFollette Community Center, which is the old West LaFollette School. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching should attend this meeting. A background check for coaching will be required. For more information, contact the recreation department at 562-9424.

     

    Playoff Madness

  • Big Mike Strike

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Simply standing next to ‘Big Mike’ is intimidating. For Cumberland Gap’s small running back, he looked like a not-so-gentle giant.

    Standing at 6-foot-2, Mike Rhodes has been one of the most physical players for the LaFollette Owls. As an eighth grader, weighing in at 225 pounds, he’s a force that hard to hold as an offensive line.

  • Heartbreak in L. Hope Dossett

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    There may have been 133 plays in the game, but it all came down to one.

    Campbell County did everything right against the Panthers of Powell, taking a 13-6 lead in the half. Defense stood strong for the entire game, giving the Cougars a chance to hit a game winning 32-yard field goal with only 1:19 remaining in regulation.

  • Huters for the Hungry succeeding

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    One in six Tennesseans go to bed hungry every night. However, local and state hunters are looking to change those odds.

    Hunters for the Hungry, a program started 15 years ago, has recently found its way to Campbell County. The Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA) has been working diligently with this program in order to feed the county’s hungry families.